I was desperate and then the rain came

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I was desperate and then the rain came
Posted by stepping beyond on Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:29 PM

[View:http://cs.astronomy.com/utility/insertmedia.aspx?AppType=Forum&ForumID=38&GroupKeys=asy/astro_imaging/#:600:0]It had been raining for 2 1/2 months and the first chance  I got, I videoed through and between the clouds. I wanted to see if there was anyway that I could actually do some AP , being handicapped and all that I've been through . Anything is possible I say, well that's not true but it did sound good. Anyways  here's some of Stepping Beyond skills .thanks to  my friends on the forum.

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Posted by stepping beyond on Thursday, August 29, 2013 6:14 PM

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Posted by stepping beyond on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:31 PM

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:41 PM

No handicap in that photo.  It looks pretty decent to me.  Have you done much AP before?

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

Celestron CPC1100GPS (XLT) - 279mm aperature, 2800mm Focal length. (f10) Celestron Ultima LX (70deg AFOV) Eyepieces 32mm thru 5mm, Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR, Backyard EOS imaging software, Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager IV, Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars

 

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Posted by stepping beyond on Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:58 AM
Your too cool Chris, Reg6 did all the work and I don't really know what I did . I left Reg6 on automatic but, do you think I could possibly do better , if maybe I stscked frames? I can hold a camera with one hand as long as it isn't too heavy but, it won't be steady. I 'm not photographic inclined but, this is sort of fun and gratifying to me. your friend Ronnie
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Posted by Poppa Chris on Thursday, September 19, 2013 1:33 PM

WinkTry letting Registax6 work automatically up to the Wavelets point.  The you can take over the sharpening yourself.  Play with the sliders until you like what you see. 

Typically, lunar shots and planets are taken with a webcam type video camera.  You can get an easy 1000 frames to stack in Registax that way in only a minute.  If you are using still frames from a DSLR I think I would try Deep Sky Stacker (also freeware) instead.

And always remember the 3 "F's" of astrophotoraphy: Focus - Focus - Focus... (then focus some more Wink )

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

Celestron CPC1100GPS (XLT) - 279mm aperature, 2800mm Focal length. (f10) Celestron Ultima LX (70deg AFOV) Eyepieces 32mm thru 5mm, Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR, Backyard EOS imaging software, Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager IV, Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars

 

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